About Mark Peterson

Rare Books and Research Services Librarian at James Madison University Libraries.

Black Mask: A Magazine of Gripping, Smashing Detective Stories

By Maggie Dapogny – This July, a group of rising high school seniors will take JMU Professor Brooks Hefner’s course, Studying Popular Culture: Pulp Magazines at the Summer Honors Institute. The class will be exploring popular fiction of the 20th century and benefit from the university’s large collection of pulp magazines, including Argosy, Astounding Stories, Weird Tales, and the number one detective and crime fiction magazine of the time, Black Mask.

Lee Morrison & Pat Bruce

We were saddened in Special Collections to hear of the passing last week of both Dr. Lee Morrison  and Dr. Pat Bruce. These two friends and colleagues helped to direct the development of women’s athletics at JMU and had a tremendous influence on the growth of college sports across the country. Over the length of their careers in college athletics, both women fought for female athletes to have the opportunities to excel at sports.